LAUNCHED: AJP Motorcycles – PR5 250 and PR7 600 Rally

AJP Malaysia (“AJP”) has officially penetrated the Malaysian two-wheel market with the introduction of two new models, the AJP PR5 250 and PR7 600 Adventure. The company was previously known as AJP SEA Sdn. Bhd. back in 2015 and was appointed as sole distributor in 2016.

In 2018, AJP discovered a growing trend in enduro events and motorcycles, as well as a demand for such machines.

AJP today offers 3 variants of the PR5, namely Enduro, Extreme, and Supermoto. While the PR7 comes only with the Adventure trim.

The PR5 is powered by a single cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled 249cc, SOHC engine, producing approximately 30hp, bolted to a reinforced composite aluminium frame, weighing between 118-123 kilograms wet. Also mated to a 6-speed transmission, the rider could easily use this as a daily driver.

The seat is 94cm tall for the enduro and extreme options, whereas the supermoto trim comes at 89cm. As for the stopping power, both enduro and the supermoto option is equipped with a 2-pot caliper paired with 260mm brake disc and a 270mm disc for the extreme model. All 3 variants get the same 220mm brake disc in the rear with a single-piston caliper.

Should you require a motorcycle with a capability of going even longer distance, you have the PR7 600 Adventure. Powered by a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid-cooled DOHC 600cc motor, churning about 60hp, you’re sure in for more fun.

With a rally-styled twin stacked headlights and windshield, factory equipped ASUS tablet as your navigator, 17 litres fuel tank, the said bike will be a challenger to many makes.

Prices are yet to be confirmed, however, for the PR5 is estimated between RM 23,000 to RM 35,000 while the PR7 is estimated between RM 55,000 to RM 60,000. There are also plans for buyers to be able to customise their order such as, but not limited to, powerparts, enduro-to-supermoto conversion.

   

LAUNCH: Kawasaki Introduces Z250 & Z400 | RM 21,998 and RM 28,755!!!

Kawasaki Motors (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd (KMSB) today celebrates their 30th anniversary. In conjunction with their 30th anniversary, they have announced two new models.

The two new models announced are the entry level & lightweight supernaked Z250 ABS and Z400 SE (ABS). Both styled similarly to the Z650 naked.

The all new Z400 SE (ABS) powered by a parallel-twin, four-stroke 399cc, liquid cooled engine. Paired with a 6-speed constant mesh gearbox, it comes equipped standard with a telescopic fork and monoshock. It is equipped with two-pot caliper with a single 310mm brake disc up on the front and a two-pot caliper, single 220mm brake disc in the rear.

Meanwhile, for the new refreshed Kawasaki Z250, it is still powered by a parallel-twin, four stroke 249cc, liquid cooled engine. However, there has a minor tweak to its compression ratio, bringing it up to 11.5:1.

Both models comes standard with the same cluster meter as the Z650 that is simple to read & also comes with a gear indicator. Not forgetting the slipper clutch which reduces 20% lesser force when disengaging the clutch.

The Z250 and Z400 are priced RM 21,999.00 and RM 28,755.00, in candy lime green and pearl storm grey colour, respectively. Both prices excludes insurance, roadtax, and any other charges.

Rossi Rides to Stunning Second in Close COTA Contest

A perfectly sunny race day at the Circuit of The Americas (COTA) delivered nothing short of a sensational Grand Prix of The Americas. Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP’s Valentino Rossi put his heart and soul into today‘s race and only just missed out on the victory, taking 2nd position. Maverick Viñales had an equally competitive race pace, but a ride through penalty after a jump start cost him valuable time and places. Still the Spaniard kept going, cutting through the rider pack all the way back up to 11th place.

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Strong 8th Position for Espargaro at Red Bull Americas Grand Prix, Hafizh A Lonely 18th

After a landmark qualification run on Saturday and a best ever slot of 5th on the grid, Pol Espargaro scored his second top ten finish of the 2019 MotoGP season by crossing the line in 8th position at the Circuit of The Americas. The third round of the FIM World Championship season also saw all four KTM RC16s classify among the group of 18 race finishers.

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Best Ever Qualification by Espargaro & KTM at Red Bull Americas Grand Prix

Pol Espargaro will start the Red Bull Grand Prix of the Americas, the third round of nineteen in 2019 MotoGP, from 5th position on the grid – a ‘personal best’ for the factory in their third season in the FIM World Championship – after a storm-hit day of activity at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas.

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